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MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
reverberations from the 50th anniversary of the march on washington from august 1963. martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. the conservative media in our country, mostly yesterday, tried to pretend that anniversary was not happening. they spent last night complaining bitterly there were no republicans on stage a the 50th anniversary event. republicans weren't invited. today was the day when the conservative media finally bothered to fwogoogle the thing they were complaining about after the fact to realize tons of republicans were invited to be on the stage at the march on washington, it's just that every single one of them said no. the first president bush said no for health reasons. the second president bush said no also presumably for health reasons. jeb bush said no as well, because i don't know. as did john boehner. as did republican house majority leader eric cantor who has been trying to reinvent himself as the republican vaguely friendly toward sieve rights. eric cantor this year marched with john lewis at the re-enactment of the selma march at the edmund pettus bridg
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
is being encountered in washington now. this is a clear result in london, and leaves united states high and drive. on the other hand, look at how the drums have been beating this week. even absent the crucial pieces of informing require which had is who did this thing. we may not know what happened but we may not know who authorized it. let me just pause our rea. paul is on capitol hill. first let's go to the white house, what are you hearing? >> the administration is doubling down. it has been crossed once before by the administration own estimation, earlier this year. but the images that we saw coming across television screens over the course of the last several days really changed the tone here in washington. talk about this before. the president most recently in an interview with pbs that aired last night, called for a clear and decisive way to send a shock across the bow of the regime. clearly, the president is talking in the context of punishment, to set an example of the asaad regime. an example for iran and north korea and other regimes that possess weapons or in the proces
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
washington 50 years on. tonight, reflections on the challenges ahead for martin luther king's vision for a multi-racial democracy. >> 40% of whites don't have friends outside of their own race. so in some ways we're still as segregated as we were 50 years ago and i think that king would be very concerned about that. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the united states worked today to firm up the intelligence behind claims that syria used chemical weapons and to win support for a possible military strike. meanwhile, a united nations team began wrapp
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 6:30pm PDT
comparisons of the invasion with iraq. washington said any action it takes would be based on national security needs. >> in london, a big cameron has been laying out his case for military intervention as parliament there debates the issue. >> lively debate in london's house of commons as lawmakers debate whether britain should intervene with military measures in syria. prime minister david cameron said the use of chemical weapons in syria demanded a strong response. he said britain would exhaust all the options but warned that his government was not prepared to insist on unanimous support. >> you could have a situation in a country where it's country was literally annihilating people in the country, but because of one veto on the security council you would be hampered from taking any action. >> the opposition labor party is expected to vote against the government motion, which asks parliament to approve military action in principle. a second vote still be necessary to authorize a tax. that will not be before united nations inspectors in serial finish their work. on saturday, they are
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
let's play "hardball." good evening. good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. ask yourself, would abraham lincoln be a republican in 2013? would the man sitting up in that chair yesterday be invited to join the party of the birth errs, nullifiers and talkers of succession? just ask yourself in a lineup of ted cruz, rick perry and michele bachmann, and the great emancipator, who would be the odd man out? the reason the republican party wasn't represented yesterday at the king reunion at the lincoln memorial is that the republican party no more longer represents abraham lincoln. its real leader today would be jefferson davis or george wallace or strom thurmond, or some other character in the long list of null fires and obstructionists and states righters. can you imagine the reaction of tom paul had he been alive at the time of the emancipation proclamation? please don't ask. can you imagine to rick perry's claim that texas has the right to succeed from the union any time it feels like it. the values of abraham lincoln, the belief in a strong federal government, the paramount
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
open-ended conflict in syria. >> while washington is not talking about regime change, the syrian rebels certainly are. >> first and foremost to the american public, we do need to see proof. >> what would the legal justification be? >> what is the political purpose of trying to achieve? >> the president said there has to be consequences. >> there needs to be international consequences. >> that doesn't mean there has to be an all-out war. >> i am alex wagner in for lawrence o'donnell. more than 100 people have been brutally murdered in the last 48 hours. over 4,000 people have been killed in the past five months. over 500 criminals and terrorists are free after al-qaeda exploited a troubled and untroubled environment. that is the situation in iraq. the result of a seemingly unrelenting wave of violence. that legacy of the bush administration which convinced the american people to support a military invasion on false premises and faulty intelligence, which yielded thousands of american deaths, no wmds and a safe haven for terrorists where none existed before looms over the white house as p
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 11:30pm PDT
washington goes soon it could find itself acting alone. >> the briefing just broke up. has the white house got the backing he needs here at home, if not abroad? like that is a question that will be answered in the coming hours. what we do know is smooth the evidence they presented, they actually said that bashar al- assad's brother may have been involved in the chemical weapons attack alleged on eastern damascus. they said they have intercepted some sort of calls and such removal in before the attack as well. this has not swayed some members of congress, key members of congress. we had bob corker, he says there should be a vote. the libyan campaign, there was no vote for action. >> nathan king in our washington newsroom, thanks. to the united kingdom. it was supposed to be a chance for members of parliament to vote for a british-backed military intervention in syria within days. instead, mp's voted to reject military action. the boat leaves the u.k.'s foreign policy in syria in question. divisions run deep inside of parliament and among the public. >> syrians outside of the british parliam
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the legacy of the march on washington, 50 years on. tonight, the long journey of the civil rights movement, and its unfinished business. >> we have this, in my view, race-based partisan gridlock that denies the possibilities that america can do what we proved we could do in the 60s, which is tackle our toughest problem. >> brown: and we remember seamus heaney-- the nobel-prize winning poet who died today in his native ireland. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the obama administration today laid out its case, in detail, that the syrian govern
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
at the national press club in washington, d.c. he addressed a voter id laws and the feature of the republican party. this is about one hour. >> our speaker today is benjamin jealous,who at 35 became the youngest president and ceo of the national association for the advancement of colored people. a mixed race kid from california, jealous grew up in a family always challenged by the issue of race. according to an interview in "essence" magazine, his grandparents faced obstacles dating back to slavery. his mother helped desegregate her high school in baltimore, and joined sit-ins at lunch counters in virginia. his father told him what it was like to be the lone white guy at a lunch counter sit-in and getting worked over by the police, who saw him as a race traitor. as a kid, mr. jealous recalls being at a discount store with a black friend, and noticing a white lady peeking at them through the pegboard to make sure they were not stealing anything. he has led advocacy, but he could, at one time, qualify for mentorship at the national press club. reliable reports say he once tried his h
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
away from taking action in syria. go to doug luzader live in washington with the latest. >> good morning. whatever coalition the president was hoping to build here now appears to be in at that timers this morning with a key u.s. ally now saying it will not take part in a military strike on syria. the administration suffered a big set back of particlism refusing to back any attack. >> the british parliament does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingliful>> president obama meantime is expected to seek congressional approval for action in syria. it raises serious constitutional questions. select members of congress to make a case of war outlining evidence that the syrian regime avoid chemical weapons. the president did not take part in it. >> they are going to issue a statement and they are in the process of de classifying. when we do that we do understand. it's up to the president of the united states to present this case to sell it to the american public. >> that is going to be the next likely step. they are likely to release a d
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches out and u.s. allies back away. this morning an international coalition to support military strikes on syria is crumbling. the most stinging rejection from washington's closest ally. take a look at the cover of "new york daily news" the british aren't coming. british lawmakers voted against taking any part of any military action. other allies like germany and france are also gun shy, still haunted by the iraq war. those concerns echo loudly in congress where more than 160 lawmakers, both republicans and democrats, are demanding at least a full debate before any strikes are launched. last night, president obama and top members of his cabinet spent 90 minutes trying to rally support among skeptical lawmakers. >> the congress, like in any democracy, is important to this process. their views are cr
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
jim langevin with us from cranston, rhode island and joel rubin with us from washington. congressman, i'll start with you. you supported the president and have been asking a lot of tough questions what the end game is in in syria. are you reassured by what you heard today? >> just a short time ago, i was on the phone in a conference call with the president's national security team and the conference call in the situation room of the white house. they made a compelling case if terms of laying out unclassified evidence to the degree they could as to the fact that we -- what we p we no about this attack that occurred using chemical weapons on the 21st of this month. the fact that there is a significant chain of evidence that shows that there was significant planning and execution orders that took place and the president right now is reviewing the options that have been given to him by his national security team and he's considering what action to take in response if any to the syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own people. this attacking is horrific, it's led to ove
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
chemical weapons, leaders in washington and paris are playing it cautious. syrian intervention? not so fast. we will hear what the world's newspapers have been saying in our media watch segment. in it -- newsroom let's say hello to press. >> the rhetoric on syria, going down a notch, the solution, they say, the goal for a military response. david cameron makes his legal and moral case in the strong opposition against the united nations been unthinkable. one of the most wanted people in india has been arrested. arrested in connection with a series of deadly bombings. >> we start with syria and the united nations council reconvening, coming back from an immediate response. on the ground chemical experts have been at work in damascus and have been called back. washington, london, and paris continued to mull their options. they have promised the country would defend itself against serious aggression. >> on the ground and in the suburbs, recent footage showed a team of weapons inspectors. the un secretary general is keeping a close eye on the events. >> it appears that diplomacy should be g
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
to say we will bring it to you. first, we go to washington, d.c. and paul with the latest reaction. paul. >> john, what we are hearing about this teleconference tonight, between the national security team and congress is that it was about 90 minutes is tough but respectful. there was some tough questions from lawmakers about how this military reaction would be funded. there are questions about the broad range of options that may or may not be available to the u.s. and mentioned the fact that the u.s. is wary of war. the american public is weary of war. again, on the call as you mentioned. representatives from the state department, pentagon, and all intelligence agencies. >> is there any kind of press or action that the president was considering? >> john, the general consensus is that this action would be really without precedent. that the u.s. has never attacked another country for using chemical weapons. president obama said it wouldn't be regime change or changing the civil war. instead, it would be a war in syria against using chemical weapons again. we know they maintain stock
CBS
Aug 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
"washington post" obtained a copy of the so-called black budget which was leaked by the fugitive former n.s.a. computer technician edward snowden. it shows that the budget in its entirety tops $52 billion a year with the biggest share-- more than $14 billion-- going to the c.i.a. our john miller is a former assistant deputy director of national intelligence. john, what did you find in terms of surprises in the budget? >> it was full of tantalizing facts-- some of which i knew because i used to go through this budget. but i think if you're going to pull out the special moments, one, there's the irony which is that the n.s.a. had a budget justification in there to look at 4,000 intelligence officers who they felt might be the insider threat. in other words, a potential security risk who might, i don't know, leak a document like edward snowden. so they certainly seem to have a point there. two, that the n.s.a. and c.i.a. were working on a large program jointly together about offensive cyber attacks against our adversaries since we hear a lot of discussion about cyber attacks against
FOX Business
Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm EDT
are monitoring the comments, obviously, coming from the white house. let's go to the washington correspondent, rich edson, live at the white house. the president, i guess, as we listened to all the comments throughout the afternoon from the president and secretary tear of state, john kerry, there's more questions than answers here as to the timetable, rich. >> absolutely. the timetable, the specifics, and the goal they are looking to achieve, but what you heard from the administration today was a very strong case that in some way, the united states or the international community along with the united states must act. president obama saying he has not decided on a particular course of action yet. he says his military advisers have given him a range of options. he still is mulling them over, looking at them now, and john kerry laid out intelligence earlier today saying with a high level of confidence he believes the assad regime used chemical weapons and do so against his own people saying our national values compel us to act in this particular case, and the intelligence basically
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
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CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
from the national center for education statistics. "washington journal" is next. ♪ friday,ning, it is august 30, 2013. even as the british parliament voted not to join the u.s. in a possible strike. while administration officials said last night that the u.s. is considering taking unilateral action in response to a reported chemical weapons attack on syrian civilians and rebels last week, some congressional leaders said the white house has more work to do in making its case. as we take you through the latest developments this morning, we want to hear your opinion on what you think the american public needs to know before america -- before president obama takes action. give us a call on the republican democrats, and independents, the numbers are listed on the screen. if you are outside the u.s., it 585-3883. you can also catch us on twitter and facebook or e-mail us. a very good friday morning to you. i want to take you right to the headlines about syria and possible u.s. involvement today. here's the front page of "the new york times." to one of those british newspapers, "the guardian
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 4:30pm PDT
the syrian crisis, how it's playing out in washington, and what might happen next, we turn to john harwood. a lot of words out today. what more can we gleam about the timing of a possible strike against syria? basically, what happens now? >> they haven't signalled the timing, susiusie, but it looks e a strong likelihood we'll strike, sooner rather than later. the president leaves for st. petersburg on tuesday, the meeting at the g 20 and congress comes back on the 9th of september. i would be surprised if the strike has not happened before both of those things take place. >> and what do you expect the president to hear from the g 20 people if it hasn't happened by that time. you have a lot of the community they talked about today that has been very silent throughout this, john? >> they have been silent. the british house of commons voted down an authorization of force yesterday. the president got a call from prime minister of france and has the idea that the french are supporting the possibility of a u.s. action. i just got off the phone with a conference call at the white house wa
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in today's wash -- today's show. it is thursday, august 29. 5:00 p.m. in washington, d.c. you're watching rt. we start with the crisis in syria as the united states and its allies away options for military intervention after the chemical attack last week in damascus. despite denials from the syrian regime, the white house has said it is undeniable president bashar al-assad is behind the attacks, setting the stage for an international brawl. president hassan rouhani of iran said he will press forward with attempts to ward off military action by western nations against president bashar al- assad. he was quoted as saying that military action will bring great cost for the region. it is necessary to apply all effort to prevent it. according to state tv, he said both iran and russia would work in cooperation to prevent any military action against syria. meanwhile, the united states and its allies continue to pair for a potential strike. president obama told pbs yesterday he did not want a prolonged military intervention. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way,
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm PDT
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom was back in atlanta today and there he reportedly saw on televisions strikes outside fast food restaurants across the country. john lewis then went and joined one of those picket lines in atlanta. >> i do not understand how people survive. >> right. >> when they're -- >> yes, sir. >> in a country like ours, we can do much better. sometimes we're too quiet. >> you're right. >> sometime you have to find a way to make a way out of no way. sometimes you have to find a way to get in the way. >> to find a way to get in the way. the average employee at a fast food restaurant in this country makes $8.94 per hour. we talked about repeatedly on this show, spoken with workers here in this studio, they tell us that is not enough. today an industry that had never been faced a large-scale strike had its workers walk out in 60 cities in 1,000 stores across the country. the largest such strike of its kind. these workers are demanding a raise to $15 an hour and right john lewis then went and joined one of those picket li
Univision
Aug 29, 2013 11:35pm PDT
permiten su consumo recreativo, washington y colorado cuyos votantes a 3r0 barÓn el uso de la hierba en pequeÑas cantidades, siempre y cuando mantengan la droga lejos de menores y el mercado negro. >>> el decht del tesoro, anuncio que el matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo aquellas parejas casadas en uno de los 2 estados que han legalizado el patrimonio gay y viven en otro que no sea legal, pueden beneficiarse de esta es declaraciÓn conjunta. de acuerdo a un estudio son millones los estado estadounidenses que necesitan algo mÁs una ayuda para conciliar el sueÑo. muchos consumen terapia, como medicamentos sin receta mÉdica. y la mayorÍa utiliza pildoras para poder dormir. que hacer para no sufrir las noches de insomnio. >>> en teorÍa la noche es cuando el mundo duerme en la realidad, es cuando millones permanecen despiertos, dando vueltas en la cama de un lado a otro, porque no pueden dormir en estados unidos, 9 millones de personas recorren a las paso tirlas recetadas para conseguir el anhelado sueÑo y la cifra va en aumento. segÚn un estudio, y control de en fefrfer
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
america's house in order." msnbc contributor mike barnicle. msnbc's thomas roberts, and in washington, washington anchor for bbc world news, katty kay. we also have pulitzer-prize winning columnist, associate editor of the washington post and msnbc political analyst eugene robinson. katty kay, though, "the new york times" says it all. yesterday afternoon, a stunning, stunning vote out of parliament. had to be a huge surprise to david cameron as well. obviously as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo a
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
, cnn, washington. >>> we have fred in libya or lebanon, rather. he's in beirut this morning. we are going get developments from him about the syrian capital, how things are standing now. we'll get to him later in the broadcast. >> incredible reporting. we'll bring the latest from fred as soon as we have him. >>> a new report in the washington post shed light on the bang the united states is getting for the spying bucks. the report says washington will spend more than $52 billion this year on intelligence going to things like paying cia agents and other analysts. the united states still has blind spots in the world like pakistan. spies don't know how secure things are in pakistan. north korea, another one. the missiles and the leaders are mysteries, this report says. the post used information from edward snowden for the latest report. >>> progress, slowly, but surely fighting the enormous wildfire in and around yosemite national park. they are keeping the fire burning deeper in the park. the fire burned 200,000 acres. it's 32% containment right now. this is a shocking figure, i think
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
warning to washington. >>translator: if the americans commit such mistake, victory will belong to the resistance and proud nation of syria. >> reporter: one the the assad regime's diplomats less bold. >> we do not opt, they leave us one option which is to do whatever we can to defend ourselves. >> reporter: administration officials for the first time assigned a motive to the syrian regime for carrying out the chemical weapons attack. in fact two of them. the intelligence report cited their frustration not being able to oust rebels from damascus with conventional arms. senior u.s. officials briefing reporters on background talked about manpower shortage, desire to free up troops from targeted areas to make another push on aleppo. >> james rosen at the state department, thank you. if and when the u.s. strikes, it will hardly be a sneak attack. national correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight with how that is going over. >> reporter: five u.s. navy war ships and other naval ships awaiting orders off the coast of syria, the administration complaining news reports have given
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
be able to win enough support? our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. hi, dana. i know you have been working your sources all day. it looks from here like the mood in washington really seems to reflect the mood around the country right now on syria, it's conflicted. so, what are you learning right now? >> reporter: that's right, hi, jess. i should tell you that the conference call should be wrapping up right about now and i'm hoping to get a read on what the top lawmakers were told and whether their questions were answered. but, yes, you're right, the mood among members of congress i would say is beyond ambivalence, it's really frustration, 150-plus lawmakers are demanding that the president come to congress for authorization before any military action. that's big bipartisan group but it's a lot of anti-war and anti-interventionist congressmen. and the problem for the administration is even some lawmakers who i've spoken with who are natural allies with the obama administration at holding syria accountable have trouble supporting him because they feel that
NBC
Aug 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
reports from washington, as well as inside damascus tonight. andrea mitchell starts us off from washington. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, lester. tonight the president is losing momentum for quick action against syria, and thinking of the real prospect if he does act within days, he may be doing it alone. something the white house said today it is willing to do. u.n. inspectors were still collecting evidence today of last week's attack and now plan to leave syria saturday. their mandate is only whether a chemical attack took place, not who did it. the british jets landed in cypress, poised to take part in a military strike. the british government said an intervention would be legal on humanitarian grounds. but the jets are grounded for now. that's because the public is deeply opposed. and today the prime minister's own party rebelled against using force. looming over today's debate, the iraq intelligence failures a decade ago. >> the well of public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the iraq episode, and we need to understand the public's skepticism. >> we must cons
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
university in washington. in his honor i tried to come up with an appropriate latin quote for addressing student debt and i suggest -- that is happy is he who has no debt. [laughter] >> that's good. [laughter] ski thank you. bill and david we look forward to your presentation of this provocative look and bill we welcome you to the aei podium. [applause] >> thank you alex. we were in the same class with the same major of philosophy were it not for the honor system i wouldn't have copied from alexis blue books. we had final exams and we had saturday classes. remember that? i won't describe the book. i will describe some basic familiarity with it and describe the high points in brief remarks. one of the things we said at the very beginning of the book combat the very beginning of the book is that two-thirds of the people who graduate from high school and immediately enroll in a four-year college probably do something else and we talk about various options like community college or get a job for a year or two or military or other things. we say this based on what we have read and
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
have brand knew stories and breaking news. jon: all eyes on washington right now as president obama meets with national security team to weigh his next move in syria, after britain votes against military action to punish the assad regime for the reported use of chemical weapons. will the united states to it alone? fox live team coverage on rapidly unfolding events in syria. >>> plus the bug guns are coming out to sell obamacare as the deadline to set up health care exchanges approaches after some major glitches in the rollout. >>> a husband pleads not guilty to a shocking murder in florida. what he says happened before he posted pictures of his dead wife's body on facebook. it's all happening now. jon: but force, secretary of state john kerry expected to speak about 90 minutes from now as we await the release of declassified intelligence assessment of the chemical attack in syria that killed hundreds of people, many of them children. good morning i'm jon scott. >> good to be here with you, jon. big news day. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna lee. president hopes this will make the ca
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines. >> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take this guy out of his misery. >> are you kidding me? jeff scott is freak scott. ole miss recaptures the lead. >> and all that matters. >> tonight is our 20th anniversary of being here every night on cbs. i want to be dragged out of here kicking and screaming like they did with regis, that's how i want to go. >> on "cbs this morning." >> i made a record. in i left something here. >> be very careful. >> is there anything i can do anything at all? >> it was the other chair. [ laughter ] >> oh, oh, no. >>> welcome to
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 9:00pm EDT
2011. in a washington post piece today, they write about that just a little bit. they say despite government assurances that they would protect the right of peaceful protesters, massacres only increased in severity, and the serious government deployed tanks and rooftop snipers and established checkpoints to control movements. this was back in 2011. a point out the defection of officers, with the free serious army back in july 2011, and the video of the officers issued at that time. here is kevin. he is calling from fort wayne, indiana, on our independent line. >> thank you, first of all, c- span for airing this program tonight. it was a wonderful display of democracy. in terms of the position of where i feel our government should take, i was in total agreement with the representative from new hampshire added would be nice and would be refreshing if forth itsould carry constitutional duties, because if any military action is taken, any form of military action is taken, we are first and foremost looking at committing an act of war. therefore, congress should be involved in deciding
CNBC
Aug 30, 2013 7:00pm EDT
another conflict in washington gearing up. the fight over debt ceiling, government shutdown, sequester, taxes all that continues. meetings between the gang offing eight and white house negotiators broke down. all that and more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone i'm larry kudlow. this is the cut low report. you heard my interpretation of today's speeches. john kerry talked tough in a stroke and brilliant speech. president obama on the other hand seemed to walk it back. let's go cnbc john harwood. he's live in washington for us this evening. first of all, thank you, john and second of all, good evening. what can you tell us? >> reporter: i don't think president obama was walking back those remarks from john kerry. they had different missions. we saw an acceleration of a momentum for a military strike on syria. john kerry came out saying the u.s. had evidence that syria had weapons to kill 1400 people. president obama tried reassure the american people that any u.s. response would not be open ended like the war in iraq. >> without considering
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
play "hardball." >> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. it's about killing people. when all the words are spoken, the conversation about needing to enforce a red line to protect an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the night shift, people just doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that vogue magazine spread won't be anguished by this sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no. the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying, little family people whose husbands do the cut work. war sucks, even in neat little bite-sized act of war like the one that might come any day now. and yet, and yet, how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are looking to see what t
NBC
Aug 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
is legal. the decision will be felt large nest colorado and washington state where voters cleared the drug for recreational use. but it will have the broadest impact in the 20 states in washington, d.c., where pot is allowed for medical purposes. one caveat, state laws must not conflict with eight new federal policies. those include giving the drug to minors and selling it for purposes of trafficking. >>> a beloved television star diagnosed with an incurrable form of cancer is beating the odds. when valerie harper's lung cancer spread to the membranes surrounding her brain, doctors told her she'd likely only have from 3 to 6 months to live. that was in january. now seven months later, doctors say the iconic mary tyler moore show actress is, quote, pretty close to remission. harper is aware her condition could change at any time but for now she and her husband say they have hope. some good news there. >>> california firefighters are finally getting an upper hand on the state's massive wildfire. the rim fire near yosemite has been burning for two weeks now. this morning, it stopped
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 2:30am PDT
there's more fallout to talk about from the edward snowden leaks. "the washington post" has obtained new details about what it describes as a black budget for the u.s. spy agency. here is a list of some of their revelations. the u.s. has spent more than half a trillion dollars on the national intelligence program following the 9/11 attacks and that inluds 16 spy agencies. for the 2013 fiscal year, $52 billion was all located. the agency is investing in surveillance against key targets of russia, china, cuba and israel. now "the washington post" reported it's withholding some information after talking with u.s. officials who expressed their concerns about risk to intelligence source and their methods. >>> marijuana smoker can breathe a deep sigh of relief as the justice department decides not to challenge laws that legalize the controversial drug. this decision clarifying how the federal government will respond to some of the new laws in states like washington and colorado that make illegal to smoke marijuana for medicinal or recreational purpose. they will focus on different areas of enf
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 1:00am PDT
countries are with us. shearer washington bureau from "time" magazine. wait until u.n. investigators finish investigation inside syria. how many years do you think that's going to take, michael? >> it should be done at the end of this week, friday the' inspectors will leave the country. they are planning to leave the country on friday and then they will report their results on saturday if that is the deadline that's how long you would have to it wavment the british parliament has also said they are talking about having another vote early next week whether b. mr. weather to have some authorized military force. the other issue is the u.n. inspectors are not trying to figure out who is responsible for these chemical attacks only whether or not a chemical attack happened. not clear how much more light on the situation the u.n. inspection report will shed. >> i was being facetious in my questioning because, you know, if history is our guideline, the u.n. has been very, very, ineffective if pinpointing anything. unless the obvious. but, i think the consensus is from israeli intelligence, u
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
washington, d.c.? i am scratching my head trying to figure out what's the rush. we need to spend time finding out what's happening there first. >> reporter: the assumption is it would be at least until after saturday, that's when the u.n. weapons inspectors are scheduled to leave, and certainly the u.s. government would not want to allow assad to use the weapons inspectors as human shields or have them in the way and potentially be harmed. so in terms of a timetable, you would expect it would be at least until after saturday. you raise a good point why is this all of a sudden raising the administration's consciousness. bottom line is 120,000 people at least according to the u.n. and others have been killed in syria the last couple years, as you say. so as awful as it is that apparently about 1400 people were killed by the gas attack, what about the 120,000 others? i asked the administration that question this week in the briefing room, why is this tipping the balance, and i think there's two reasons. one is that they can't pin the 120,000 deaths on assad, in this case with the ch
CNBC
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
% print in gdp. >> keep in mind how much damage the economy has absorbed from washington this year. we started off with big tax increases. then we went right into sequestration budget cuts. the third quarter, you know, hour's work i believe is coming down because employers are adjusting hours work to avoid obamacare, that 30-hour thresho threshold. off had something pretty big coming out of washington that has impeded economic growth. as we move into the fourth quarter you're finally kind of unshackling the private sector from what washington has been doing to it. i think that's where you see the acceleration. >> curious, as well. you're talking effectively about a policy that's coming out of washington, obamacare, et cetera, that could be having an impact. i don't know if people are focused enough on how much of a fiscal drag there is out there. if you were to take that out of the picture, the growth that we've seen so far might look a little bit better. unfortunately it doesn't look like there's going to be any end in sight for that. doesn't that argue, again, for a little bit more c
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm PDT
night from washington. go to gretawire.com. see you soon. >> the o'reilly factor is on from boston. tonight. >> i have not made a decision. i have gotten options from our military. i had extense itive discussions with my national security team. >> bill: the world waiting anxiously to see if the u.s. will punish syria for using chem cam weapons. we will have the latest on this important story. >> still too much apathy when the lives of people of color are too often valued less than the lives of white people. >> is that true? does the establishment in america devalue the lives of minorities? we will discuss that provocative question with laura i can gram. >> >> bill: and should american workers be paid more than they get on welfare? today fast food workers demonstrated for more money and that is the topic of my talking points memo. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone from massachusetts, the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ hi, i'm bill o'reilly, reporting tonight from boston, thanks for watching us. the talking points memo on economic justice will be in the second segmen
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm EDT
of maryland he joins us from our washington, d.c. studio. thank you for being with us. i want to start with you, with enyo uh look at what constitutes a living wage, where you live, you probably are not getting very far on your salary you have three kids in oakland texas minimum wage is $8 an hour, and the living wage for a full time worker is supposed to be $11.51. that is just for one person, not for a family of four. how do you and your coworkers manage. >> that's a good question. we basically the majority of us workers in these industries we depend on public assistance to make up the difference. where these companies are basically just stealing from us. i and myself depend on food statutes just to be able to feed myself and my chin. and it comes down to the point where one of my workers in new york fellow workers just explained in that newscast, that she has to determine who she is going to feed, he is or her child. and that's sad we have to make the decision to where we have to feed our child, before we can feed ourselves, and we are the actual individual that is going in he
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 9:00pm PDT
think that is emerging in washington? >> this is what joe biden is talking about. the separation of powers allows for people not to emotionally go to war. you have to think about it. when i think about war i think about one of my sons or your sons going off to war. we should fight to win and for an american cause. i can't see fighting to impose -- law in syria. i can't see sending my son to fight against rebels against christians and fight on the same side as al qaeda. there are so many ironies and muddling nature to this and this are potential repercussions. if he launches this little attack with a few cruise misslles. it won't stop nuclear weapons, but it may cause a gas attack on israelis. >> and it may start an all out war in the middle east. there is a question about u.s. intelligence. they are still working through an assessment. we haven't ascertained that it was assad that is responsible for the attack. it is not a slam dunk. don't we have to be sure and certain that he is responsible before we make this decision? >> you know, some commentators have been asking an important
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
miles away with pinpoint accuracy. general james "spider" marks joins me now from washington. he is a cnn military analyst. bob baer, cnn national security analyst, formerly of the cia. gentlemen, welcome. general marks, beginning with you here, tactically speaking, talk to me about these missiles. how exactly do they work and how can they be so accurate? >> well, brooke, these things are incredibly accurate. out to what we call ten digit level of granularity. that means it'll pass through a pane in a window, specified pane in a window and not the lower pane in the window. it will hit the target that it's intended to hit. these things do not miss. the challenge is, and this is where bob's experience is so important, is that we have not had boots on the ground in the form of our own human intelligence assets that are doing some very good reconnaissance and surveillance on those targets. they are fixed facilities. and within those fixed facilities, we have to assume that what's inside, if it's valuable, it's been removed. and very sadly, and probably not unexpectedly, assad may be movin
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